Tropical Plants Sprout from the Mesh Facade of an Open-Air Factory in Vietnam — Colossal

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Tropical Plants Sprout from the Mesh Facade of an Open-Air Factory in Vietnam — Colossal




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#architecture
#plants
#sustainability
#Vietnam

November 1, 2022

Grace Ebert

A photo of a building covered in plants

All images by Hiroyuki Oki, courtesy of the architects

In an industrial park 50 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, a 30,000-square-meter building demonstrates the possibilities of a more sustainable future for manufacturing. The Jakob Factory is a project between Rollimarchini Architects and G8A Architects, who designed the tropical oasis amid the largely concrete structures within the commercial area.

Plants cloak the porous three-story facade made of steel and mesh. Building vertically was a key factor in the project as it contrasts the conventional sprawling designs typical in manufacturing that require more land and greater disruptions to the local environment. The living features protect the interior from rain and harsh sunlight, offer natural ventilation, regulate the temperature, and help to purify the air from dust and other particles. Trees and grassy mounds also sit in a central courtyard, with the green structure surrounding the open space.

The sustainability-focused project received the bestarchitects 2023 award and was included in Dezeen’s 2022 shortlist.

 

A photo of a building covered in plants

A photo of an interior factory with one wall covered in plants

A photo of an interior factory with outside walls covered in plants

A photo of a building covered in plants

A photo of a building covered in plants

An aerial photo of a courtyard in a building

Image by Severin Jakob

#architecture
#plants
#sustainability
#Vietnam

 

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